The divine city was protected by Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war who gifted peace and civilization to the city and since then it is known for its culture and civilization to the whole world. Athens is not only the capital city of Greece but also the historical capital of the whole of Europe and one of the very first hosts of philosophy, art, science, drama … and the home of famous Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus…

In this city, you can visit magnificent ancient monuments which symbolize the global civilization. Acropolis, with the most important sites such as the Propylaea, the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena, but also in other places the Arch of Hadrian, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the ancient and the Roman Agora the temple of Hephaestus… host millions of visitors every year. Splendid museums such as the Museum of Acropolis, Archeological Museum, Byzantine Museum, and Museum of Benaki present the ancient Hellenic, Byzantine, and Neo-Hellenic history of the country.

And on the other hand, modern buildings with modern architecture and upscale hotels, crowded streets, local and international restaurants with nightlife around Syntagma, and also near to the beach show that the city lives in its own unique rhythm, which is a fine mixture of ancient and modern era favored by the pleasant Mediterranean climate and Greek rich lifestyle and culture.

Some famous sites and places

  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Ancient agora
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Hadrian Arch
  • Archeology Museum
  • Benaki Museum
  • Plaka
  • Monastiraki

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Following the ancient paths, you will discover the traces of a centuries-old and important history etched in every corner of Greek mainland.

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